Rashi Mishra is a young development sector enthusiast from Raipur, seeking solutions to the societal problems through design thinking & community empowerment. During her time at the University of Delhi, it was through her social entrepreneurship initiatives with communities like cobblers, goat herders and street magicians that she discovered her passion for empowering people with skills & structures. Making a fundamental difference in the lives of people around her is her major source of happiness, she says. Currently, she's working a bunch of vivacious second-graders in an under sourced government school to build the foundations of holistic education & skill-based learning. Through her compassion & innovation, she envisions to create a world with more power and less pain - and rise by lifting others in the process.
Our survey with 100 women in 3 low-income communities in Delhi shows women in under-resourced communities experience a feeling of lost individual identity and poor mental health due to a multitude of interconnected contributors. A lack of an ecosystem of support and a lack of financial decision-making power within their households contributes to this problem.
We want to create a community of women, empowered to take financial decisions, with a renewed sense of individual and social identity. Our mission is to provide these women with basic English literacy skills, basic financial management skills and opportunities to build an ecosystem of support. To achieve this we want to run an adult literacy program, a financial literacy program and a self-help group for catharsis simultaneously.
Project Noor was founded in 2020 by a group of Teach For India fellows under Teach For India's social entrepreneurship wing.
Our vision: We will create a community of women, empowered to take financial decisions, with a renewed sense of individual and social identity.
Our mission: We will provide basic English literacy skills, basic financial management skills and opportunities to build an ecosystem of support.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
Goal 1 : By the end of May 2022, 50 enrollees will have acquired the basic skills of writing, reading and speaking in English.
Goal 2 : By end of May 2021, enrollees will have equipped 5 financial skills : account management, budgeting, risk management, investment and savings.
Goal 3 : By the end of May 2022, enrollees will have created a strong ecosystem of support, increased their emotional vocabulary and possess the necessary skills to help them navigate through their emotions.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
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